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2016

 

TaoofPhotographyAndersonRanchAnderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, Colorado
Assignment/Response Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
August 22–26, 2016

Revitalize your vision while exploring relationship to subject, camera and self. Learn to deepen visual awareness while clarifying our approach, making images that are more personal and meaningful. Our photography becomes more powerful by cultivating simplicity and developing the power of intuition. We learn to become visually stronger by becoming more in touch with our inner selves, then use that awareness to deepen the connection with our chosen subject.  Continue for more info…

japan Kyoto, Japan
Travel/Destination Workshop
with Douglas Beasley 
October 10-20, 2016

Workshop is full!

In honor of Doug’s milestone birthday, he invites you to celebrate with him in his favorite place on the planet, Japan, for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. We meet in Kyoto, the ancient capital and heart of old Japan. As we wander through old streets and mysterious alleys, make images in Buddhist Temples, Zen gardens and Shinto Shrines, our images reflect on the surreal world of inner calm and tranquility. Continue for more info…

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Interested in the kind of work others have made at
Vision Quest Photo Workshops?
Check out some of our past student work here.

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hawaiiwkshphawaiiHamakua Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
Travel/Destination Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
February 2-11, 2017

This is not your parents Hawaii. This is an incredible journey to the old authentic and indigenous Hawaii and not the pre-packaged tourist version. Even if you’ve been to Honolulu and Waikiki on the Island of Oahu please join us because you have not seen or experienced anything close to this Hawaii. Some highlights will be a trip to the lava flow on the island’s active volcano, black sand beaches, spectacular waterfalls, wandering through old plantation villages, Buddhist temples, ancient stone spiritual grounds and meeting and hanging out with with some of the islands many artists and photographers. Continue for more info…

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chinaThe Linden Centre
Yunnan Provence, SW China & Shangri-La, Tibet

Travel/Destination Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
March 15-28, 2017

This is an amazing journey to a beautiful, ethnically diverse corner of China that still has very few Western tourists. We stay at the stunning Linden Center, which has won numerous awards for both service and level of accommodation, as one of China’s best boutique hotels. Then we move on to Shangri-La in Tibet, where we stay at another spectacular hotel next to the second largest Tibetan monastery outside of Lhasa. The setting is spectacular and the experience is once-in-a-lifetime rich. Continue for more info…

zenwkshpNewYork08_001_1New York Open Center, New York, NY
Assignment/Response Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
Spring 2017

Integrate your spiritual practice with your artistic or photo practice. This special one-day workshop is about expanding the experience of awareness through photography and integrating our spiritual practices into our artistic practice. Done together they can strengthen one another. If you’ve been to Doug’s previous workshops consider it a ‘tune-up’. If you haven’t been to one of his workshops, here’s a chance to come and see what the fuss is all about! This one day could change your photography forever and deepen your creative path. Continue for more info…

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SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC
Assignment/Response Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
April 21-23, 2017

This is the perfect workshop if you are looking to take your photography to a deper more personal level or if you want to try an abbreviated version of Doug’s popular week long seminar on “Zen and the Art of Photography’. Revitalize your photography while exploring your relationship to your subject, your camera and yourself. Continue for more info…

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Iceland: Land of the Midnight Sun
Strabo Photo Tour Collection
Travel/Destination Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
May 4-14, 2017

At the northern end of the Atlantic Ocean sits Iceland, just touching the arctic circle. Although more than 13% is covered by snowfields and glaciers, the Gulf Stream keeps the climate milder than one would expect from an island near the top of the world. Iceland is renowned for the diversity of its natural wonders: a stunning coastline, slumbering volcanos, majestic waterfalls, glaciated fjords, souring mountains, and lush forests are just part of what makes this island amazing. Continue for more info…

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Badlands of South Dakota
Assignment/Response Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
May 25-29, 2017

Whether you are a very experienced people or figure photographer or you are a complete novice who has never worked with the nude, this is a wonderful opportunity to work with the figure in the landscape in a supportive, non-sexist, non-competitive environment. Continue for more info…

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Omega Institute
, Rhinebeck, NY      
Bull_Festival10_4_18001_1Assignment/Response Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
July 2-7, 2017

This workshop will be about making, not taking, photographs by nourishing a deepening in our heart/soul/self and then bringing that awareness into our photo making process. We will work on giving our photos more layers of meaning to   make stronger, more powerful images. Continue for more info…

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1440 Multiversity, Scotts Valley, CA
Assignment/response workshop
with Douglas Beasley
July 30-Aug 4, 2017

We learn to create more powerful images through finding our own voice while remaining open to new possibilities, supporting the notion that a photograph is not “taken” but made. We become better photographers by staying in touch with our inner selves through the creative process and use that awareness to form a deeper connection with our chosen subject. Continue for more info…

irelandIreland2708_021Westport, County Mayo, Ireland
Strabo Photo Tour Collection
Travel/Destination Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
July 15-25, 2017

Journey through the lush green fields of Ireland, with summer flowers at every turn. Your itinerary is set in the unspoiled villages, rugged ancient abbeys, broad peat lowlands, and the dramatic coastline of Western Ireland. Continue for more info…

guatemalawkshpMother and Daughter, Antigua, GuatemalaArt Workshops in Guatemala
Antigua, Guatemala
Travel/Destination Workshop
with Douglas Beasley
Fall 2017

Join us in exploring the mysterious, exotic Mayan world of Guatemala, a land where the indigenous live as they have for centuries. The stunningly beautiful colonial town of La Antigua will be our home base and introduction to outdoor markets, music, food and culture. Continue for more info…

 

Interested in the kind of work others have made at
Vision Quest Photo Workshops?
Check out some of our past student work here.

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otheropportunities

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TradeRiverAutumn

 

Near Grantsburg, Northwest Wisconsin
1.5 hours drive from the Twin Cities, MN
Contact studio for availability

Vision Quest’s Trade River Retreat Center is available for individuals or small groups of up to 6 people for personal retreats, private workshops or an Artist’s Residency. Or have a custom workshop for you or your group created by Doug. This beautiful, very private, north woods setting rests on the banks of the Trade River, a designated trout stream and protected waterway. Continue for more info…

mentorship

Kathleen on the Bridge, Taos, New MexicoWith Douglas Beasley
Contact studio for availability

Currently full. Please contact us to be considered for the next available opening.

Invest in your artistic growth and move your career forward with a custom-designed Mentorship. Focus your creative vision, develop your photographic talents and advance your artistic and career goals with a mentorship. Continue for more info…

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Kathleen on the Bridge, Taos, New MexicoTrade River Retreat Center, NW Wisconsin
Or at your chosen location…
with Douglas Beasley
Contact studio for available dates

Invest in your artistic growth and move your art forward with an intensive one-on-one private or small group workshop. Custom design your workshop together around your needs and desires for growth based on a holistic approach, examining all aspects of your creative process. Continue for more info…

visionquestassignmentvqcards A Deck of Photo Assignment Cards
for Personal, Artistic and Spiritual Growth

A deck of 36 beautifully designed and printed cards, with a unique photo assignment on the back of each one, housed in a nicely designed box and printed on recycled paper. Photo Assignment Cards give daily, weekly or monthly photo assignments whenever and wherever you need them. Continue for more info…

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